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Student Computing Labs and Kiosks

Overview

All University of Pittsburgh students with a valid University Computing Account may use any of the eight Student Computing Labs, Computer Kiosks, and Pitt Print Stations conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh campus close to residence halls and classrooms.

The Student Computing Labs received a 2015 Pitt Sustainability Award.

View our interactive Campus Maps to locate the following:


Student Computing Lab House Rules

Please be considerate when using the Student Computing Labs!

  • No tobacco
  • Speak softly
  • Notify staff immediately of drink spills
  • Dispose of trash

Lab patrons who violate these policies will be asked to leave the lab.

You may be asked to show your University Identification card, per the following University policy:


Summary of Services Available

Service

 
Printing
  • Pitt Print enables students to send print jobs from any location to color and black & white Pitt Print Stations located across the Pittsburgh campus in all of the Student Computing Labs, campus residence halls, and other high-traffic locations.
  • For more information and FAQs, see Pitt Print Service

Computing and Software

Computer Labs

  • There are eight Student Computing Labs conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh campus close to residence halls and classrooms.
  • Each lab is staffed by student Lab Monitors and includes a mix of Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. Shared scanners, DVD drives, and headphones are available, as well as Mobile Device Charging Stations that enable students to charge their smartphones and tablets.
  • During the fall and spring semesters, David Lawrence lab is open 24/7 and the Hillman Library lab is open 24x5 on weekdays.
  • About 20% of the Student Computing Lab computers are updated annually, with all retired computers being re-used elsewhere or recycled.
  • All of the lab workstations are Energy Star certified.

Computer Kiosks

  • Computer Kiosks are located throughout campus for University students and employees to quickly check email, course schedules, browse the internet, or work on documents and projects. Students can also use the kiosks to send print jobs to Pitt Print Stations.
  • All kiosks include a headphone jack, so you can listen to multimedia content, and a USB port that make it possible to work on files from a flash drive.

Software

  • More than 150 individual software titles are available in the Student Computing Labs and Computer Kiosks on the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.
  • For a full list of software on each platform, visit the software page.

Collaborative Rooms and Classroom Reservation

Collaborative Rooms

  • Three collaborative team rooms in the B-40 Alumni Hall lab enable students to share presentations on a large, centrally located display and work together on markerboards that line the walls of each room. Each room has a sliding door to provide privacy for groups while maintaining a quiet working environment for individuals using computers in the lab.
  • Team rooms can be reserved online.

Classrooms

  • The classrooms are equipped with Windows PCs.
  • G-62 Cathedral of Learning and 314 Bellefield Hall labs have classrooms available for reservation. Instructors can use the following instructions to reserve a lab classroom.
  • B-40 Alumni Hall lab also has several open collaborative team areas throughout the lab.

Mobile IT Resources

Lab Line

  • Provides details regarding workstation availability within each of the Student Computing Labs on a 24/7 basis. Students can check lab availability on technology.pitt.edu, Pitt Mobile, or by texting a keyword to 41411.
  • For more information, visit the Lab Line page.

Mobile Computing Counters and Lab

  • The mobile computing counters are installed in four Student Computing Labs on the Pittsburgh campus and in room G-25 Cathedral of Learning so students can work and study using their own laptop, tablet, and other mobile devices. Wi-Fi service is available at all locations and special wall outlets provide both AC and USB power. G-27 Cathedral of Learning also has several computer screens at the counters to connect personal devices via HDMI.
    • Mobile Student Computing Lab:
      • Cathedral of Learning (Room G-25)
    • Mobile Computing Counters:
      • Alumni Hall (Room B-40)
      • Benedum (Room B-06)
      • Cathedral of Learning (Room G-27)
      • David Lawrence Hall (Room 230)

Mobile Device Charging Stations

  • Charging stations are located in all Student Computing Labs, the William Pitt Union, and at the Walk-In Support Desks at the University Store on Fifth and Litchfield Towers Lobby.
  • Charging stations are equipped with Apple Lightning, Apple 30-pin, micro USB, and USB-C cables to charge a variety of devices.

Computing Lab Locations, Equipment and Hours

FALL SEMESTER LAB HOURS (AUGUST 27–DECEMBER 14, 2018)

  Sunday Monday–Thursday Friday Saturday
Alumni Hall (Room B-40) CLOSED 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. CLOSED
Bellefield Hall (Room 314) CLOSED 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. CLOSED
Benedum Hall (Room B-06) Noon–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cathedral of Learning (Room G-27) Noon–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cathedral of Learning (Room G-62) Noon–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
David Lawrence Hall (Room 230) 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours
Hillman Library (Room 112) 10 a.m.–24 hours 24 hours 24 hours–10 p.m. 9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Sutherland Hall (Room 120) 10 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 9 a.m.–10 p.m.

THANKSGIVING BREAK HOURS (NOVEMBER 20–26, 2018)

  Tuesday, Nov. 20 Wednesday, Nov. 21 Thursday & Friday, Nov. 22 & 23 Saturday, Nov. 24 Sunday, Nov. 25 Monday, Nov. 26
Alumni Hall (Room B-40) 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Bellefield Hall (Room 314) 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Benedum Hall (Room B-06) 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Cathedral of Learning (Room G-27) 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Cathedral of Learning (Room G-62) 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
David Lawrence Hall (Room 230) 24 hours–10 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.–24 hours
Hillman Library (Room 112) 24 hours 24 hours–5 p.m. CLOSED 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 10 a.m.–24 hours 24 hours
Sutherland Hall (Room 120) 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m.

FINALS WEEK HOURS (DECEMBER 8–17, 2018)

  Friday, Dec. 7 Saturday, Dec. 8 Sunday, Dec. 9 Monday–Thursday, Dec. 10–13 Friday, Dec. 14 Saturday, Dec. 15 Sunday, Dec. 16
Alumni Hall (Room B-40) 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED
Bellefield Hall (Room 314) 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED
Benedum Hall (Room B-06) 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Noon–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. CLOSED
Cathedral of Learning (Room G-27) 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Noon–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. CLOSED
Cathedral of Learning (Room G-62) 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Noon–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. CLOSED
David Lawrence Hall (Room 230) 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours–10 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED
Hillman Library (Room 112) 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours–5 p.m. CLOSED
Sutherland Hall (Room 120) 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 9 a.m.–10 p.m. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. CLOSED

Lab Equipment

For more information about lab software, visit the software in the labs page.

  Windows Computers (Windows 10) Windows Express Stations* (Windows 10) Macintosh Computers (Mac OS X 10.11) Linux Computers (Red Hat Linux) Black & White Print Stations Color Print Stations
Alumni Hall (Room B-40) 12 (D) 10 (D) 6 (A) 2 (E) 2 1
Bellefield Hall (Room 314) 31 (D) - - - 1 -
Benedum Hall (Room B-06) 22 (D) 22 (D) 10 (A) 2 (E) 3 1

Outside lab exit door

- - - - 1 -
Cathedral of Learning (Room G-27) - 10 (B) 6 (A) - 3 1
Cathedral of Learning (Room G-62) 14 (B) 20 (B) 15 (A) 2 (E) 3 -

G-62 Classroom

27 (B) - - - - -
David Lawrence Hall (Room 230) 25 (C) 25 (C) 12 (A) 2 (E) 4 1

Outside lab entrance

- - - - 1 -
Hillman Library            

Ground floor

- - - - 3 -

1st floor

22 (B) 23 (B) 14 (A) 2 (E) 4 1

3rd floor

26 (D, C) 14 (E) 12 (A) - 1 -
Sutherland Hall (Room 114) 5 (C) 5 (C) 4 (A) 2 (E) 1 1

Outside lab in lobby

- - - - 1 -

All labs are equipped with portable USB DVD+/-RW drives, document and photo scanners, and headphones. Please see a Lab Monitor to borrow a portable device.

* Windows Express Stations have the most highly used software packages. You can quickly log in to these computers and work on them for as long as you need.


Computer Models Used In Our Labs:

  Model Processor RAM Video Card Storage Type Display Size
A Apple iMac (21.5” Late 2013) Intel Core i7 16 GB 1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Solid State 21.5" 1920x1080
B Dell Precision 5720 All-in-One Intel Core i7-7700 16 GB 4 GB AMD Radeon Pro WX 4150 Solid State 27" 4K 3840x2160
C Dell Precision 3420 Intel Core i7-7700 16 GB 2 GB AMD FirePro W4100 Solid State 27" 4K 3840x2160
D Dell Precision 3420 Intel Core i7-6700 16 GB 2 GB AMDFirePro W2100 Solid State 23" 1920x1080
E Dell OptiPlex 9020 Intel Core i7-4790 16 GB 2 GB AMD Radeon R7 250 Solid State 23" 1920x1080

Special Lab Equipment

  • USB MIDI musical keyboard with headphones – B-40 Alumni Hall
  • Specialized Desks – 314 Bellefield Hall and Hillman Library featuring specialized desks with USB and AC power ports to charge personal devices. The desks also feature VGA and HDMI inputs so students can use the workstation's display as a second screen with personal devices. Please see a Lab Monitor to borrow a video cable.
  • Student Computing Lab Classrooms - 314 Bellefield Hall and G-62 Cathedral of Learning. Reserve a classroom.
  • Dual monitor workstations - B-40 Alumni Hall

Mobile Device Charging Stations Locations

Each charging station is equipped with:

  • 1 Apple 30 Pin Dock Connection
  • 3 Apple Lightning Connections
  • 3 Micro USB Connections
  • 1 USB-C Connection

Remember: Never leave your device unattended while it's charging.

Pittsburgh campus locations include all Student Computing Labs, the William Pitt Union, and Walk-In Support locations at the University Store on Fifth and Litchfield Towers Lobby. 


Computer Kiosks Locations

 Pittsburgh Campus includes:

  • Litchfield Towers (Lobby - 3 kiosks)
  • Lothrop Hall (Lobby - 1 kiosk)
  • O'Hara Student Center (1 kiosk)
  • Posvar Hall (1st Floor - 2 kiosks)
  • Sennott Square (2nd Floor Lobby - 1 kiosk)
  • William Pitt Union Lobby (2 kiosks)